Kick back and relax
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Every now and then, we come across a place that makes us feel like sticking around for a few days or months.
Horizon is one such place that strikes an ideal balance of style, liveliness and tranquility -- and makes us sad to leave. Rooms come in two different styles to suit both backpackers and flashpackers. The budget rooms are on the upper floor of a small two-storey wooden guesthouse set just back from the beach. Relying on quality shared bathrooms with hot water and ceramic basin sinks, these have a few windows to go with fans mounted right over the comfortable beds. Perched over the beach with direct sea views, the pricier villas are slick and smart, with lots of space, wide glass windows, sitting areas and extras like TVs, safes and fridges. Horizon's restaurant/reception area boasts a billiards table next to funky butterfly murals. The popular bar is set right on the sand, and since the bartender lives in the bungalow perched directly on top of it, a cocktail is never far away. Horizon is operated by a very friendly and welcoming crew, some of whom hail from Europe, others Thailand, and it can be difficult to tell whose working and whose just hanging around long term. Co-owner Helena told us that they may stay open for the low season, though this isn't a sure thing.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 6th June, 2014.